Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 38 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a diverse, student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment, which continually promotes equity, inclusion and cultural competence.
Norwood’s child-centered education and its very intentional emphasis on being a happy place of learning create an environment where each individual child is loved, nurtured, challenged, and truly known. As a result, children flourish at Norwood. They love learning; they are creative and critical thinkers. They are confident in who they are, and they feel safe taking risks. They are kind and caring people, who, fueled by our motto, How you lead your life matters, make helping others a priority in their lives. At the end of their eighth grade year, our graduates leave Norwood exceptionally well prepared for high school and empowered to make positive contributions to our world.
Norwood School has an opening for an experienced, dynamic middle school band teacher beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Norwood middle school encompasses 5th through 8th grades. All middle school students take an ensemble music class, choosing from choir, band, and string orchestra (plus handbells, beginning in 7th grade). The music teachers work closely together to teach general music skills and concepts to all students, while also specializing in the skills and techniques associated with each ensemble. Ensembles perform in school concerts three times each year, plus any additional performance opportunities teachers pursue. Like many Norwood teachers, the band teacher is also an advisor to a small group of students. Advisors meet with their advisory groups regularly to support student skills, celebrate special occasions, and process lessons on a range of topics.
Applicants for the middle school band teacher position must have at least three years of experience working with students in upper elementary and/or middle school grades. Strong applicants will have taught middle school band previously and will have a demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse, inclusive school setting with a child-centered pedagogy. Additional qualifications include excellent communication skills, flexibility, sense of humor, and a love for working with children.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Michele Claeys, Head of Middle School, at [email protected]. No phone calls, please.
Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Norwood School
We welcome your interest in a career at Norwood School, a coeducational independent school serving approximately 440 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Our school is conveniently located on 38 beautiful acres in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. Norwood School’s child-centered program inspires confident, compassionate, independent, and creative thinkers who embrace lifelong learning. We are committed to attracting and retaining exceptional faculty and staff to carry out this mission. We seek talented and experienced individuals who celebrate and respect childhood, know how to blend traditional teaching methods with 21st century resources, and are excited about incorporating character education and service to the community in their work with students. Embracing diversity is integral to the school’s tradition that recognizes the worth of each member of the community. Norwood does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, professional development, and tuition remission for children of full-time faculty and staff.